World Pneumonia Day is celebrated on November 12 all over the world. This is an important day for everyone! Perhaps not so much for the sick, as for healthy people, because we are able to prevent the disease and not get into the statistics. Sadly, more than 2,5 million people die of pneumonia every year worldwide.
The holiday was founded in 2009 by the childhood pneumonia community. The day was held under the slogan “Healthy Lungs for Everyone”. The goals of the events were simple: to tell about the course of the disease, to inform the population about its symptoms, and to unite efforts to form healthy nations. Today, invariably thousands of activists are fighting for their lives!
Every year, various organizations join the movement, maximum control over the development of pneumonia is exercised, and new programs are developed. Enormous work is being done on an international and global scale. Many famous people do not pass by, for example, Gwyneth Paltrow and Hugh Laurie provide serious support.
In the early 1900s, pneumonia was the third leading disease in the world. Treatment appeared only in 1913, it reduced the death rate from 25% to 7,5%. In 1930, an antibacterial agent appeared – sulfapyridine, the first vaccine was developed in 1977. It was she who paved the way for modern drugs.
It is noteworthy that:
- inflammation can be bacterial, viral and combined;
- vaccination and antibiotics can only fight bacterial pneumonia;
- the area of the lungs where inflammation developed is not restored to its original state;
- the best prevention of the disease today is vaccination;
- early diagnosis allows to eradicate the disease before the onset of the acute phase.
How to celebrate
Learn more about the disease at World Pneumonia Day. If we have knowledge, it becomes much easier to fight. Find out about the events that take place in your city, visit them. Share information on social networks so that everyone learns new facts about the disease on this day.
When is World Pneumonia Day celebrated in 2022?
World Pneumonia Day is observed on November 12 each year.